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Chelsea Close To Signing Leicester’s Chilwell for Ksh7Billion

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UPDATE Friday August 28: Former Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago has completed his move to Chelsea on a one year contract, with the option of extending for another year.

His signing follows Wednesday’s signing of left back Ben Chilwell and continues the long tradition of top Brazilian players gracing Chelsea Football Club.

Malang Sarr also signed for Chelsea and will be on loan for the 2020/21 season.

UPDATE Wednesday August 26: Former Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell has on Wednesday August 26 become a Chelsea player with the left-back signing a five-year contract.

The England international joins Chelsea from Leicester City, the club where he began his professional career.

“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.” commented Chilwell on the Chelsea official website following his move from the King Power Stadium.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added that Chilwell will bring to the club plenty of top-level experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and at international level, despite his young age.

“We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020/21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours.” Marina told the website.

Chelsea are on the brink of wrapping up another marquee signing after reportedly agreeing a Ksh7 billion (£50million) deal with Leicester for left-back Ben Chilwell.

The Blues have made a statement of intent this summer, signing Timo Werner for £53m and Hakim Ziyech for £38m, while they are also close to agreeing deals for Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

And according to the Telegraph, Chelsea are now expected to complete the signing of England international Chilwell within the next three days after agreeing a £50m fee with Leicester.

Leicester left back Ben Chilwell who is set to sign for Chelsea. Source: File

Chilwell will sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard’s side get ready to make inroads on England’s elite – Liverpool and Manchester City.

The 23-year-old missed Leicester’s final five games of last season with a heel problem, which was one of the factors that cost the Foxes a top-four spot.

However, the Blues reportedly have no long-term concerns over his injury with the move on the brink of going through.

Chelsea have been ruthless in the transfer window so far and it is showing no signs of stopping with Havertz, Silva and Sarr also set to move to west London in a £231m shopping splurge.

Chelsea are closing in on an eye-watering £90m move for German wonderkid Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz was also linked with a move to Chelsea. Source: Squawka Football

Negotiations between Chelsea and Leverkusen have been ongoing for several weeks but took a significant step forward over the past 48 hours with officials verbally agreeing a £90m total fee.

Chelsea will pay a guaranteed £71.8m to Leverkusen, with the rest made up of performance-related bonuses.

Lampard’s side are also poised to sign former Nice defender Sarr on a four-year deal – with the 21-year-old set to undergo a medical this week ahead of a free transfer, according to Telefoot.

And finally, Chelsea will also bolster their defence by wrapping up a one-year deal with Brazilian veteran Silva from Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain.

Silva’s contract expired following Sunday night August 23’s gut-wrenching defeat by Bayern Munich, with Chelsea set to sign him on a free transfer.

PSG’s Thiago Silva next to the UEFA Champions League trophy awarded to Bayern Munich on Sunday August 23. Source: File

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